The Connie Johnson Award
Love Your Sister
Samuel and Connie Johnson’s Love Your Sister campaign (formed after Connie’s terminal breast cancer diagnosis) aimed to set a new world record for the longest distance travelled on a unicycle, raise $1 million for breast cancer research and spread Connie’s message of awareness – “Don’t fall into the booby trap. Be breast aware!”
In February 2014, Samuel finished his 15,955km journey on a unicycle to set a new world record. By December 2014, Love Your Sister doubled its fundraising target, raising $2 million to support Garvan’s breast cancer research through the Connie Johnson Fellowship in Breast Cancer Research.
The Connie Johnson Award in Breast Cancer Research
In May 2015, the recipient of the Connie Johnson Award in Breast Cancer Research, Dr Elgene Lim, was announced. Dr Lim is an outstanding breast cancer researcher and medical oncologist from Melbourne; he will take up the position as Principle Research Fellow in the Genomic Cancer Medicine Laboratory at Garvan. Previously, Dr Lim has worked at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre.
Your donation to the Connie Johnson Award in Breast Cancer Research will support Dr Lim's vital work.
To enquire about Love Your Sister please contact Leonie Walton, Head of Corporate and Community Partnerships at the Garvan Research Foundation on 02 9295 8529 or firstname.lastname@example.org